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MADISON. FLA., THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 1909. $1 A YKHR In Memoriam. The subject of Ibis memoir, sis ter Eugenia Wright (whose maiden name was Stephens) was born in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, Nov. 5th, 1830. She moved with her parents to Macon County, Alabi-ma, when 6 yew. old. be was happily married to Mr. I. li. Wright July 23rd, 18G1. Several children were born t this union, but only one son and two daughters, with their aged father survive, her to mourn their loss, which is her gain. Two months after her marriage (be gave ber heart to God and ac- i ..,! flirtut- v fnit.h. ttnrl nnitfil uej'"-' v." "j -1 with the Methodist church at Creek Stand, Alabama. In 1 882 she and ber husband mov ed to this county where she deport ed ber church certificate at Rocky Spring, in which church she lived a faithful consistent Christian until berdea'b which occured October 18th, i9u9. Sister Wright was confined to ber bed 18 months, although her suffer, ing was intense she bore it with that Christian fortitude that characterizes the children of God. She often expressed her perfect willingness and readiness to go when the Lord should see fit to call her home, and when the summons did come she passed away as calmly as one falling asleep. May our kind Heavenly Father bless and comfort the hearts of the bereaved husband and children in this deep alfiiction. May the words of David comfort your hearts: "I shall go to her but she shall not return to me " T. F. Roland, PUKING HULL ASSURED Expect to be in Operation by February 1st. Porter Planiwr Mill Company of Live Oak. Secures Site for Mill. For Kevernl weeks past there has been a persistent rumor iu the air to the effect that Madison was to have in the near future an up-to-date planing mill for the preparation of rough lumber for the markets of the world. The rumor has now become an assured fact and it Is with great pleasure that we are enabled to make the positive announcement that such an industry will be established in Madison within the immediate future, the projectors hoping to have the plant in operation by February 1st, 1910. Last Friday Col. George E. Porter and his son, George E, Porter, jr., of Live Oak came to the c'tv and In company with the Real Estate man. Bob Mclntyre, went over the pro perty of Kate Choice, colored , in the eastern port of town and after examining its advantages thorough ly instructed Mr. Mclntyre to have the deeds executed to about 12 acres of land lying esst and south of the Georgia and Florida railway. On this property tbe Messrs. Porter will at once begin the construction of the necessary buildings for the success, ful operation of a large planing mill. The railroad company has agreed to build at once the necessary side tracks, and by February 1st, an slat, ed, the owners of tie enterprise hope and expect to have the pla.,1 in full operation. This means something . for Madi. son. The .Messrs. Porter are wide awake, live and progressiva people, and we understand that Col. Porter himself will mova his home to Mad ison and be in control of the indus try, He is an enterprising, public spirited ninn and we are glad to learn that he w ill become a citizen with us. Madison needs every pro. gressive citizen that she can get, ami we look upon the establishment of this industry in our town ns a healthy stait in the. direction which our town sh mid have taken long ago. Greenville News. Miss Haffie Hays relumed home Monday after an extended visit to Jacksonville and elsewhere. The V. II. M. S. of the Methodist Church met Monday afternoon with a full attendance of the members. They have a nice little Society and are doing good work. Mr, T. J. Redding made a busi ness trip to Madison Monday. It goes without saying that he is a wide awake business man. There was a moving picture show at the Masonic Hall Monday night. The school will move into the new school build irg the last days of the week. Mr. Bishop has done us a nice job on Ibis building and it is an honor to the town, and not only the town but to the county. Mr. T. J. Redding jr., was in town to-day on his way to Perry. This young sprout bids fair to make a first class salesman. Well, Greenville is just sailing right on, ycu can sc the cloth hang. iii"r out on all sides of road. t Subscribe for the Enterprise-Recorder. MID WINTER CLIVAL. Uiidcr Auspices of the Hoard of Trade. Will be hell in Malison Last Week of the Year- Mr. George S. Marr, representing the Jonny J. Jones Expo-Show and Traini'1 Animal Exhibition, was in the city several da s l ist week in the interest, of ti Carnival and (Zulu week for Madison this car. At a meeting of the Council Friday niylit that body unanimously voted in favor of the holding of sueh carnival ami gain week ami the dates IV'eui ber 2TUi to .'an. 1st, both inclusive, were selected for the holding of the same. The Carnival will be held under the aunpic.es of the Hoard of Trade and that organization, with the as sistance of the people, hopes to make of t'e occasion a little more than is usual. Efforts will bo made to in duce the merchants to get up trades displays and parades, and the rail, roads will be asked to allow low rates from points slung their lines so that our neighbors in other con tiguous towns may be permitted to come to see us and enjoy the tesii vities. Committees will be appoint ed from the Board of Trade having in charge the details of the week of gayety and it is earnestly hoped that everybody will enlei hcMtily into the plans. The occasion will be widely advertised. The Johnny J. Jones Company is considered the best carnival com pany doing husiress east of the .Mis sissippi river. Splendid testimoiii als were presented from towns and I ollicicls over the south testifying to j the ixcelleiice of t fits attiaetions of fered by the co:i. puny. There will ! be a!'out U'ti or ft dozen tented at. tractions of the highest carnivil class (the wild nniaal show bcin the feature), balloon ascensions and hijjh dives daily and the "best band on th road" goinu' all the time. ict ready to enjoy the last eek of i he year and in the meantime look out for the. advertising matter which will be distributed soon. "File first county lair in the history of Jefferson county opens at Monticello to-day and will continue throughout the week. The News of last week suggests that the people of Jefferson make this fair such a success that the counties of Madison and Leon will be glid to co-operate and next year have a tri-county fair iu the capital of one of tbe counties. A splendid sugges tion, and we promise now to do all iu our power to bring about such a fair next year and other years to come. Something must be ione along this line to let the outside world know that we are iu Florida. What this section of tbe State most needs is a thrifty class of farming immigrants. We know that our lands are the best for agricultural purposes in the entire state but as lougas we keep this knowledge to our selves South and East Florida will continue to capture the immigrants, .Ve of Middle Flor ida mut awake to our oppor tunities and let the outside world know what we have and wliat we can do. Just The Grandest Line 111 l-Cyg i 8 v ' sfs-mi OF' Hen, Youths and Boys CLOTHING We r Have Ever Had Is RIGHT NOW AT . CBIFFONLOTHES WW Madison, Floricia.